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I just installed sublime text 2 on Ubuntu 12.10 and would like to be able to run it as its own environment variable. Example $ sublime somefile.js how do I add custom variables?

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I am not sure this is the most elegant solution but you can create a script in your ~/bin/sublime with the following commands:

cd
echo "/FULL-PATH-TO-YOUR-SUBLIME-FOLDER/sublime_text \$1" > ~/bin/sublime
chmod +x ~/bin/sublime

and then if your ~/bin/ folder is in your $PATH then you will be able to run $ sublime somefile.js

To check your $PATH just run echo $PATH

If you bin is not ther edit your .bashrc file and edit or add a line like the following:

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin
export PATH
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I think you are confusing the term environment variable, it seems like you want to place the a command to start Sublime Text in your path.

From the Sublime Text installation page:

sudo ln -s /path/to/sublime_text /usr/bin/subl

Note that you must use the full path or this will not work. Suggested place to extract the downloaded file to is /opt.

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This is the BEST way, I think!

go to your terminal and type:

sudo ln -s /opt/Sublime\ Text\ 2/sublime_text /usr/bin/sublime

(if your sublime text folder is in /opt/Sublime Text 2)

this command creates a symbolic link in /usr/bin and then you can call sublime command easily in terminal:

sublime .... (some code). That's all! :)

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